Mona Latif, Director of Product & Innovation

Rentokil Steritech, part of Rentokil North America, a division of Rentokil Initial – the global leader in commercial pest control – is proud to introduce Lumnia, a new environmentally friendly fly control solution for businesses. Lumnia is the first range of insect light traps in the world to use LED lighting, providing up to 61% savings in energy costs when compared to traps using traditional fluorescent tubes. Lumnia units are suitable for all business segments including small cafés to large food manufacturing sites, as well as high dependency businesses.

1. Why are insect light traps, like Lumnia, so important to businesses around the world?

As most business operators know, flies are vectors of disease, with the potential to endanger the health of humans and livestock, as well as create contamination risks. They are capable of carrying over 200 pathogens such as Salmonella and E. coli. Even a single fly in a sensitive or food production area can cause contamination. Today’s food and beverage manufacturers must meet rigorous regulatory and third-party audit requirements, increase efficiency, and lower costs. Finding a single insect light trap solution to meet all of those demands can be difficult. Lumnia was designed to help clients with their fly control. With high-output LED lamps, our ILTs are optimized to attract and catch more flies while reducing energy costs — reducing risk, helping them exceed regulatory/audit standards, and providing a more effective solution than traditional fluorescent insect light traps.

2. What separates the Lumnia product range, from other insect fly traps?

With climate change increasingly becoming an issue, businesses seek more sustainable, environmentally friendly ways to reduce their overall carbon footprint. Lumnia is the first insect light trap on the market that can help businesses fulfill sustainability initiatives. Proprietary and patented, Lumnia is the first range of insect light traps in the world to use LED lighting to provide energy cost savings of up to 61% when compared to traps using traditional fluorescent tubes. Lumnia’s LED lamps are a stronger attractant for fly control and have a three-year life span, providing for a more effective fly control solution while reducing power consumption and costs for businesses

3. How does the Lumnia range protect against the potential for contamination?

Contamination is a real risk for food and beverage processors. Traditional insect light traps have the potential to cause “blow back” as insects contact bulbs. LED bulbs, like those used in Lumnia units, do not have this same risk. Lumnia was designed to remove flying insects from food-operating businesses as quickly as possible, minimizing the risk of contamination by encapsulating insects. In addition to using LED lighting, the Lumnia range uses Rentokil Steritech’s unique glueboards to capture and kill flying insects quickly and efficiently. These glueboards reduce the risk of secondary contamination from insect fragmentation.

4. How did Rentokil Steritech determine LED lamps were ideal for fly control?

Since 2008, the team of scientists at Rentokil Initial’s Global Technical Centre have researched the physics of how light impacts the biological attraction of flies to a trap. Discovering LED technology, when combined with an insect light trap, was a superior attractant in capturing and killing flies.

LED lights produce intense beams of UV-A light that penetrate further into the surrounding environment and appear more attractive to certain insects than the light that traditional insect lights produce, therefore increasing the efficacy of Lumnia units for businesses.

5. Where can I go for more information?

Please visit https://www.rentokil-steritech.com/fly-control/lumnia/ for more information.